The model for the experiment was constructed from the data of the Intercity Bus with the route from Taipei to Luodong, as well as of Taipei City Bus 226 when running normal service (with 392,000 pieces of data from the Intercity Bus and 226,000 pieces from the City Bus). The route of the Intercity Bus covers freeways, provincial highways, and roads in cities, while the Taipei City Bus mainly included the routes in the city. Through these data, relationships between average and dynamic fuel consumptions were first transferred, and then this transferring ratio was combined with the average fuel consumption of public transportation vehicles all over the country in order to estimate the dynamic consumption / emission curve of public transportation vehicles all over the country.
In order to resolve this problem, MOTC expected to create outstanding services by using limited resources, and that was why DRTS was introduced, to take as much care for residents’ basic needs as possible. The operating model is actually similar to the current “Rehabus” provided for handicapped people in counties and cities, though it is more applicable for residents in remote areas. The operating method of such a service is to follow practical reservation requests from passengers and then adopt flexible schedules and routes. After passengers finish their booking, the business holders shall collect all of these needs, arrange the schedules, and plan the cars on the routes. Then the buses shall pick the passengers up at appointed times in appointed places. Through such a matchmaking service between needs and provisions, it is possible to save waiting and traveling time for passengers, as well as improve the intentions for remote areas residents to use public transportation. The result of this trial shows that DRTS was extremely welcome and had great feedback from local residents, who hope the service turns into a normal daily service.
The QR part of QR-Code stands for Quick Response. Compared to a barcode, a QR-Code can save more data, and does not have to be sensed through straight lines. However, both QR-Codes and barcodes have to be identified by decoding the images. Therefore, insufficient light or dirt on codes can affect the decoding result.